Opportunities for Student Jobs and Internships in Global Affairs 

Students outside International Center
Global Affairs student assistants supporting an event at the International Center.

Global Affairs offers various forms of student employment and internships with opportunities to gain project-based experience in areas including:

  • administrative and business operations,
  • communications and marketing, 
  • development and fundraising, 
  • event planning and program development, 
  • international fellowship programs,
  • international relations and programs,
  • services for international students and scholars,
  • study abroad and global learning,
  • and more!

Student assistants and interns in Global Affairs support our mission in Global Affairs to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement. There are opportunities to gain administrative, interpersonal, intercultural, analytic, and other professional skills related to several areas of Global Affairs.


Job and Internship Opportunities

Global Learning Hub – Peer Advisors & Administrative Assistants

As a Peer Advisor & Administrative Assistant in the Global Learning Hub at UC Davis, you will help generate interest and enthusiasm about global opportunities at UC Davis, including study abroad, internships, research, and much more. You will be a vital part of many aspects of the student enrollment and pre-departure process. This is an opportunity to further develop your leadership, office, public speaking, communication, customer service, organizational and advising skills in a supportive and professional environment. This position offers 12 hours per week.

  • $14.25 per hour
  • Application Period: May 14 – June 13, 2021
  • Handshake #4627882, ‘Global Learning Hub Peer Advisor and Administrative Assistant”

Global Learning Hub – Data Assistant

Assist the Enrollment Database Administrator by creating custom reports, maintaining data integrity, and working on the Study Abroad Database to ensure a smooth enrollment process for study abroad applicants. You will be a vital part of all aspects of the student enrollment and pre-departure process. Further develop your teamwork, leadership, office, and organizational skills. Twelve hours are expected per week—including occasional evenings and weekends. We are only recruiting for one Data Assistant.

  • $14.25 per hour
  • Application Period: May 14 – June 13, 2021
  • Handshake #4627873, “Global Learning Hub Data Assistant”

Check the Global Learning Hub website for job descriptions and application information.

Global Affairs Student Administrative Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for general clerical and analytical/research support as well as to assist with visiting international delegations, and trip planning. Projects will vary from developing partner university and country summaries to support trip or international visits, assembling welcome packets, scanning files into an EDMS (electronic document management system); responding to email inquiries, maintaining and updating several databases and spreadsheets, conducting individual research; and managing and assisting with ad hoc projects as assigned.

  • $13.25 per hour (7-10 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Global Affairs Student Communications Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for marketing and communications projects which may include social media content development; website content management; writing or editing articles for publications; creating marketing copy for event programs and websites; researching, interviewing and collaborating on student and international fellow stories, blogs and spotlights; and supporting the production of other reports and publications.  

  • $13.25 per hour (10-19 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Global Affairs Student Global Professional Programs and Events Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for event planning and administrative duties related to the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Fulbright Scholars Program and other Global Professional Programs. Projects may include assisting with planning and conducting signature Global Affairs events (e.g. International Education Week, Fulbright Scholar events, International Connections Reception, Picnic Day, faculty workshops, annual retreats), coordinating Global Affairs activities, events, and services with international students and scholars; promoting Global Professional Programs through events, welcome packets, and social media; taking photographs at events as needed; developing outreach materials (e.g. flyers, event announcements); and assisting with ad hoc projects as assigned.  

  • $12.25 per hour (7-10 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Global Affairs Student Graphic Designer

Seeking a student graphic designer with opportunities to create designs for a broad range of programming, events, and initiatives, working with the Global Affairs communications and marketing team and faculty and staff across a comprehensive campus organization. Digital and print design projects will vary from being short-term to long-term and will include designs for flyers, posters, signage, web and digital banners, gifs, swag and giveaways, PowerPoints or other presentations, infographics, reports and publications, and social media posts. 

  • $14.25 per hour (7-19 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Global Affairs Student International Data and Special Projects Assistant 

Seeking a student assistant with research experience and a high level of comfort working in Excel and other common office applications to support ongoing efforts of the Global Affairs Office of the Vice Provost and Dean. Projects will vary, but will often require internet research and the compilation and synthesis of various forms of information. Student assistants should be motivated to complete projects with minimal oversight, have the ability to interpret instructions and information, and be willing to seek clarification and guidance whenever needed. Data projects will require familiarity with Excel, the ability to compile data from multiple sources, and a keen focus on detail.

  • $13.25 per hour (7-10 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Global Affairs Student Videographer and Digital Communications Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for videography and digital communications and marketing. Projects include video production, from concept to completion; video editing, audio and visual, captioning, YouTube and other video systems content management, video processing and archiving, scheduling students for remote Zoom interviews and Instagram takeovers, and completing other special projects and research as assigned. 

  • $13.25 per hour (0-15 hours per week)

This position is currently filled. 

Global Affairs – Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Internship

Seeking undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda. Projects include participating in collecting and mapping UC Davis' SDG related research, teaching, and service, involving faculty, students and staff in the SDG agenda, supporting Global Affairs SDG communications, and assisting with the logistics of organizing (currently online) events and meetings on SDGs. The internship will be offered virtually each quarter for two credits (6-8 hours/week).

  • 2 credits (6-8 hours a week)

This position is currently filled.

Global Centers Latin America and Caribbean Internship

Seeking an undergraduate student with demonstrated interest in the Latin America and Caribbean region to support the Global Centers initiative within Global Affairs. Global Centers are designed to link UC Davis to the world, providing global learning and research opportunities that benefit both UC Davis and the global community. Internship responsibilities include information sharing and coordination on campus and in the region; facilitating student and faculty opportunities with the region; and outreach to develop partnerships, collaborations, and dialogue.information sharing and coordination on campus and in the region; facilitating student and faculty opportunities with the region; and outreach to develop partnerships, collaborations, and dialogue.

The internship will be offered virtually in fall quarter for two credits (6-8 hours/week).

  • 2 credits (6-8 hours a week)

This position is currently filled.

Global Affairs Article 26 Backpack Internship

Seeking an undergarduate student with training in Human Rights Studies to support the Article 26 Backpack – the UC Davis Tool for Universal Academic Mobility. Backpack, as we call it, is a multi-lingual ecosystem that empowers refugees, displaced, and at-risk young people around the world exercise their human right to education. This internship is an opportunity for students to practice Human Rights advocacy and make a real difference in the lives of more than three million refugee and displaced university students worldwide. Interns will be assigned to focus on digital/social media promotion strategy, Backpack guide educational materials development and/or Backpack digital and UX support. 

  • 2-4 units/quarter. 

This position is currently filled.

Mandela Fellowship Summer Multimedia Assistant 

Seeking a student assistant with multimedia communications experience for the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship, a summer fellowship program that brings young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for leadership in a public management institute. Projects will vary but include attending and photographing events and activities, creating marketing copy for social media and web, and interviewing and collaborating on Mandela fellow stories, blogs and spotlights. A minimum of 20 and maximum of 39 hours are expected per week—including occasional evenings and weekends. Position runs June through September, with the possibility of extension.

  • $13.25 per hour

This position is currently filled.

Mandela Fellowship Summer Communications Assistant 

Seeking a student assistant with communications experience for the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship, a summer fellowship program that brings young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for leadership in a public management institute. Projects will vary but include attending events and activities, creating marketing copy for social media and web, and interviewing and collaborating on Mandela fellow stories, blogs and spotlights. A minimum of 20 and maximum of 39 hours are expected per week—including occasional evenings and weekends. Position runs June through September, with the possibility of extension.

  • $12.25 per hour

This position is currently filled.

Mandela Fellowship Summer Photography Assistant 

Seeking a student assistant with photography experience for the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship, a summer fellowship program that brings young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for leadership in a public management institute. Projects will vary but include attending and photographing events and activities, organizing, tracking and archiving photos for a cumulative photo essay. A minimum of 20 and maximum of 39 hours are expected per week—including occasional evenings and weekends. Position runs June through September, with the possibility of extension.

  • $13.25 per hour

This position is currently filled.

Student Writer or Writing Intern

In partnership with the University Writing Program, Global Affairs offers writing internships. Writing interns have opportunities to write and edit for a broad range of programming, events, and initiatives, working with the Global Affairs communications team, and faculty and staff across a comprehensive campus organization. Internship projects will vary from creating marketing copy for event programs and websites to writing and editing for student features, reports and publications. Projects will also include researching, interviewing and collaborating on student and international fellow stories, blogs and spotlights.

This position is currently filled.

SISS International Student Mentor

The Global Ambassador Mentorship Program is designed to welcome first year and transfer international students and help them successfully transition to life at UC Davis. This year-long internship for undergraduate students is a valuable opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills, understand your role in a global community, and engage in cultural exchange. Mentors will be matched with incoming international students, participate in small group activities, and plan campus events.

  • $500 stipend, internship transcript notation

Check the SISS webpage for internship description and application information.


Questions?

Email globalaffairs@ucdavis.edu with any questions or for more information.